The End Of Parvana’s Journey • Chapter 20 & 21


In this chapter, a bunch of food carts fell from the sky and Leila tried to go and get food but a land mine injured her. The thing that is convenient is Parvana found her mother. Parvana reunited with her mother at the very end of the chapter. I honestly knew something like this would happen because it’s bound to happen. I think someone is going to get hurt again. Most of the women stay inside the camp because if someone sees the women without their face covered, they might die. Parvana was told to cover up because she is a women.



The ending was similar to the beginning because Parvana’s father died and Leila died at the end. There are a lot of children in the camp, and they need to be educated and the women need to be important, because we are. Parvana and Asif occasionally get along but they still argue. I hope they find a safe place to see.

Parvana’s Journey • Chapter 18 & 19


I think the words describe the constant bombing and tragic things going on

  • Horrible
  • Depressing
  • Dangerous
  • Riskey
  • Deadly
  • Tragic
  • Dehydration
  • Starvation

The children arrived at a camp where they help people. I honestly think they will be happy there. I would be happy there, free food, water, a blanket. That place would be my Narnia. When Parvana says “the part of me that’s me is gone”, I think that means, she’s changing her personality. Asif cheers her up by calling her an idiot in a joking way because I know that he loves her. What I mean by that is she’s been around Asif and he can be controlling and Leila is still sweet so I think she is kinda acting like them a bit.



Parvana was excited to talk to the nurse because she is actually from France. I thought the children would run to the camp, but they had an unhealthy baby so they wouldn’t.

Thes and the pros and cons of the camp.

  • Pro: food
  • Pro: water
  • Pro: shelter/blanket
  • Con: people
  • Con: land mines

Parvana’s Journey • Chapter 16 & 17


Parvana says her dreams and hopes turn into garbage and their basically pointless. Just because she’s going threw Thai right now, doesn’t mean she should stop dreaming. I would tell her to stop being silly and she needs to understand that she is going threw a hard time but she needs to dream. The children eat the book because they have no food. I understand that they need something to eat, but I feel like it’s kinda weird because it’s a book. I think their relationship are like brother and sister because sometimes they’ll see eye to eye. I can’t really tell, I think it depends on my group. I would do terrible, I would complain because I have no food, or water. I think Parvana is feeling stressed and annoyed.



I think the author is making these facts because they are really younge and have no clue what’s going on in the world. Asif’s uncle locked Asif in a shed because he took berries. The author makes the point when the farmer and his family came and explained it to the children.

Parvana’s Journey • Chapter 14 & 15


Deborah Ellis described Green Valley as golden days because she wanted to show it was a “happy” place. All the characters are eating better and in a clean environment and I think that is what’s making them stronger. Deborah Ellis is making this chapter more light because it was more happy.




The author was showing something bad was going to happen because she was writing a lot of things about bombs, and it’s been a while since something bad happened. So, she made it really sad, saying Grandmother was gone is really sad because I feel like she was my spirit animal. This has a huge affect on the reader, the reader would have probably thought that the mud hut they were staying at would be there forever.

Parvana’s Journey • Chapter 12 & 13


Leila got all of her “treasures” from a peddler who got blown up from a land mine. Leila thinks that putting crums from her food in the dirt is keeping her from getter hurt and getting blown up from land mines. Asif called Parvana and Leila dreamers because they want all these things to happen but they might not come true. Honestly I agree with him but I don’t. Everyone has a dream, but sometimes they don’t become a reality. In their situation, I really have no clue what to say.



Their relationship affects Parvana because, I think she is so used to be insulted by Asif, and he’s getting along with Liela more. The children are actually getting things done on the yard. Maybe the flowers remind the children of their family.

Parvana’s Journey • Chapter 10 & 11


Parvana didn’t boil the water and that is what caused all the children to get sick. The thing that caused her to say that is she forgot to boil water, and her father told her that over and over. I think she was frustrated about not remembering the water. Parvana and Asif were have a contest and Parvana threw a rock that hit a land mine. I think Asif reacted the way her did because Parvana, Hassan, and Asif could have died.



Leila is a little girl who is a little bit crazy. She lives in a mud hut with her grandmother. I think Leila has always stayed positive and happy. Maybe she is always happy because her family is a positive family.


I’m always wondering why Asif hates Parvana so much.

Parvana’s Journey • Chapter 8 & 9


I think Parvana feels this way because she’s getting older and she has been out for so long, and to me is magic and stuff like that happens, it would have happened by now. I would tell Parvana that I think she can believe in what she wants to. Well first of all, the adults failed the children because they wouldn’t let all of them work, and they only gave the children a small portion of rice.



I think Parvana and Asif are getting along more. In the end of this chapter, Asif and Parvana were cuddled up in a blanket and singing songs together. I feel like I could relate a little bit to this chapter, Parvana said she was having trouble sleeping because of a rock, I was once struggling to sleep because there was springs in my mattress.

In the next chapter I think they are going to find a new village.


Parvana’s Journey • Chapter 6 & 7


I think the decision to dig for buried treasure is kind of silly. I wouldn’t believe that for one second. I didn’t think they were going to find any treasure because it would be a little to convenient if they did find treasure. There needs to be some non positive things in a book, and if they found treasure, that would be definitely to positive. The thing that is ironic about the last sentence is she is a child, but she needs to take care of a baby and a very bratty child, so she needs to act like she isn’t.



Parvana’s reason to move on is because she was running out of food. Even though Asif said he’s going to follow her to annoy her, I think he doesn’t want to be left alone and he actually wants some kind of family. I think Parvana writes letters to Shauzia so maybe she doesn’t forget her. No, I definitely think that Shauzia will not get them. Parvana isn’t to happy with herself. She feels this way because she thinks she is messing up everything.

In the next chapter I think they are going to leave and end up running into the girl wearing the pink on the cover.

Parvana’s Journey • Chapter 4 & 5


Parvana’s first encounter with the boy in the cave wasn’t all that great. Parvana lures him out the way someone would lure me out, food. She said to they boy that if he wants food he needs to go and get it. I think Parvana would leave the baby and Asif because maybe they’re to much to take care of. Personally though I don’t think Parvana will leave them. Parvana obviously is the kind of person who loves children, so I don’t think she’ll leave the baby, I would honestly be shocked if she left Asif. 



I think the character from The Breadwinner, who is similar to Asif is Nooria. I think these characters were made to be so similar because maybe Deborah Ellis wanted to create characters that remind Parvana of her family. For example, the baby is probably supposed to remind her of Ali, Asif is probably supposed to remind her of Nooria. A bunch of scars covers Asif’s back. Personally I think Asif was in the army, and they might have abused him with a whip. I think he is so sad and angry about it he takes his anger out on anyone else.

“My life is strange and normal and boring and amazing and long days of eating Mc Donald’s.”

Parvana’s life is kinda strange, I don’t think it’s amazing or boring, but I guess it’s kinda normal for her, and long days of eating nan.


In the next chapter I think they all are leaving that cave.

Parvana’s Journey • Chapter 2 & 3

We listened to chapter 2 & 3 of Parvana’s Journey. 



When Parvana’s father said “the world is our classroom”, I think that means, he’s talking about everything in the world. You can learn about anything in the world and I think that’s what he means when he says that. A couple days ago I was outside and actually learned how to properly play a sport.. Kinda. When Parvana’s father said “some people are dead before they die”, I think that he means, the people who lost everything think they have nothing left to live for except cry.



I think “no war in his face” is explaining that sometimes babys have no clue what’s going on in life so that baby in the book is happy. In the next chapter, it’s just going to be Parvana running away from soldiers and taking care of he baby. Before the chapter ends, it says she grabbed her things and started to walk. Basically I think she isn’t going to find a village in a bit.


What is Parvana’s mothers reaction if Parvana finds her? What will she say about the baby?